Take six of the most popular nursery rhymes, including Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Three Little Pigs, sprinkle in a bit of good- natured humor, and finish with a truckload of gruesome imagery and you will finish with Roald Dahl’s seminal classic, Revolting Rhymes. This hilarious collection is a great way to introduce children to the world of silliness that one can find in poetry. It seems common place these days to hear children complain about how boring and uninteresting poetry is, this book offers a rare look into the hilarious world of parodies. Cinderella’s ugly step sisters get their heads chopped off, Goldilocks gets eaten by little bear, and Little Red shoots the wolf down in Grannies house, what more could you want?
Other than great pictures, you may ask, but the collection is perfectly illustrated by Quentin Blake in a style that melds rough edged sketches with vibrant coloring that furthers the child-like, silly style of the writing. In total, this collection of rhymes is sure to delight the young, as well as the young-at-heart with its familiar stories and foolish voice, Roald Dahl has truly outdone himself with this one.
Post by Charlotte Showalter